Thursday, January 26, 2017

Can You Ear Me Now?

This is What Would Happen If, a close examination of mundane hypothetical situations. Each week, we look at something that you could do but probably never would, and take it to its logical endpoint. This week: What would happen if you never took out your earbuds?
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SUBOPTIMAL OUTCOMES
THEY WOULD RUB YOU THE WRONG WAY
What Would Happen If You Never Took Your Earbuds Out?
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This is What Would Happen If, a close examination of mundane hypothetical situations. Each week, we look at something that you could do but probably never would, and take it to its logical endpoint. This week: What would happen if you never took out your earbuds?
STILL AN ENIGMA
Will We Ever Decipher The Indus Symbols?
theverge.com
After a century of failing to crack an ancient language, linguists are turning to machines.
THE SYSTEM IS JUST BROKEN
Paying Doctors Bonuses For Better Health Outcomes Makes Sense In Theory. But It Doesn't Work.
vox.com
The best evidence reveals that giving doctors extra cash to do what they are trained to do can backfire in ways that harm patients' health.
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MEOW IS THE TIME
KIBBLES AND BYTES
The Long, Neglected History Of Cats.com
tedium.co
The domain is currently sitting at $125,000 on the auction site Flippa, and will sell to the highest bidder in the next five days. Which means Cats.com could finally outgrow it's lame past.
EVERYTHING IS CONNECTED
The End Of Terrible Wi-Fi Is Near
bloomberg.com
Everybody hates Wi-Fi. The boxes are ugly, and it never seems to work when you need it. But just when you thought wireless internet was unfixable, the most boring and hated appliance in your house may be on the verge of actually, um, working.
A RAY OF SUNSHINE
WATCH: A Very Important Video Of A Corgi Standing In The Wind Wearing A Propeller Hat
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Sometimes, it's the simple things in life.
TAKE IT TO THE LIMIT
GETTING BETTER ALL THE TIME?
What Comes After Moore's Law?
theguardian.com
For decades, computers have gotten smaller and more powerful, enabling huge scientific progress. But this can't go on for ever. What happens when they stop shrinking?
BUT BIG, ROUND NUMBERS ARE NICE THOUGH
A Visual Guide To Why The Dow Hitting 20,000 Is Meaningless
qz.com
you've probably heard that the Dow Jones Industrial Average hit 20,000 yesterday for the first time in its 121-year history. You may have also heard that it really doesn't matter. Here's why.
VIDEO OF THE DAY
WHAT BLACK MAGIC IS THIS
How In The Heck Does This Straight-Pole-Through-A-Curved-Hole Illusion Work?
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We wish we could claim that the mechanics at play here were immediately obvious to us... but, really, we needed this step-by-step breakdown.
IN THE NEWS
An Updating Roundup Of Today's Trump News
Watch ABC's Full Donald Trump Interview
Flint Water Lead Levels Fall Below Federal Limits In New Study
Shia LaBeouf Pushes Pro-Hitler Troll, Gets Arrested On His Art Project Livestream
The Dow making it to 20,000 may not mean much, but this week making it to Thursday means a lot (to us, at least).

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